Sunday, September 22, 2019

One woman, @amy_siskind, organized a giant march on Washington yesterday, with 60+ solidarity events nationwide, mostly run by women. @vigil4democracy and @SoSAmerica2019 supported, among other orgs. The media studiously ignored it

The @realDonaldTrump Administration brought a machete to a knife fight. We brought the House rules. And we are getting shredded. We need to change the Rules to allow -Contempt on the spot -Witnesses to be fined daily It is now time to exercise our full inherent contempt powers.

READ: @SpeakerPelosi “Dear Colleague” letter about Sept 26 hearing where the Director of National Intelligence must turn over #WhistleblowerComplaint about “serious possible breach of Constitutional duties by the President”

John Kerry called the push for Ukraine to probe Biden a "fundamental, profound and deeply concerning abuse of power," adding it was "unprecedented" and that the transcript should be released to show whether Trump "colluded" with a foreign government.

Anti-China protests have broken out in Kazakhstan in response to the imprisonment of Kazakhs in Chinese “re-education camps.”

Then Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on Trump: “He is dangerous for Ukraine and equally for the USA. An outcast bowing down to Putin cannot be the guarantor of democratic freedoms in the US and the world.”

@jaketapper: So it’s ok for Trump’s kids to do biz all over the world while Trump is POTUS? Mnuchin: “I dont want to go more into these details.”

Mark Kelly tops Martha McSally in new poll: Could Arizona soon have two Democratic senators?

Adam Schiff: Impeachment 'may be the only remedy' AT LAST. Thank you

2 weeks from now, Netanyahu ought to be facing indictment charges. His office had protected him from that. Just like here. Israeli president begins talks to form new government

If you want to lose Michigan, bring a motorcade onto Mackinac Island.

"Trump would return to his familiar role as Individual 1."

NEWS: Trump appears to acknowledge he discussed Biden in phone call with Ukraine that's subject of congressional investigation. Says conversation was "largely" about not wanting "our people, like VP Biden and his son" adding to corruption in the Ukraine

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, denies it’s a duck, demands you prove it's a duck, accuses you of being a duck, says your dog is a duck & that both 'ducks' are Russophobic ducks before saying it's your fault that it has no choice but to be duck, it’s a Kremlin duck

The Hotel de Russie in Rome where Ivanka, Jared & Wendi Deng spent time at this weekend, is owned by Sir Rocco Forte, a HUGE Brexit supporter who was one of the top 20 financial contributors to the Leave campaign. Of all the gin joints

Adam Schiff on @CNNSOTU: "I have spoken with a number of my colleagues over the last week, and this seems different in kind. We may very well have crossed the rubicon here."

Trump says he would have ‘no problem’ with Giuliani testifying before Congress

House Intel Chair @RepAdamSchiff on Trump saying that asking the Ukraine president to go after Biden was “a perfect conversation”: “Why doesn't the President simply #releasethetranscript of that call?... Clearly he's afraid for the public to see”

Swedish girl nominated for Nobel Prize

So , in a another really weird coincidence, Sir Rocco Forte's name & number is in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book.

BIG THIS AM: @RepAdamSchiff says that w/Trump-Ukraine-reports, "we very well may have crossed the Rubicon here.” "I have been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment …. but ... that may be the only remedy that is co-equal to the evil that that conduct represents.”

The Secretary of State is pretending not to know that POTUS has been accused of strong-arming Ukraine, & threatening its ability to defend itself in a war where 1000s of Ukrainians have died, unless they're willing to provide dirt on political opponents. What is your job again?

“Epstein seems to have been highly skilled at recruiting men who would accept the basic setup, while avoiding those who would object or go public. It had not previously occurred to me that such a skill existed and might prove so influential.”

We ARE in the most extreme circumstances

Evaluating hard evidence, actions, previous behavior, stated intentions was more important when evaluating Hitler than the face-to-face, as I think looking at behavior and stated intention is far more important when evaluating this Kremlin.

Who really cares about the supposed factions in the Kremlin -- look at what Russia does to its neighbors, the region, Syria, beyond.

Schiff on Trump's call with the Ukraine president: "This would be, I think, the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but perhaps during just about any presidency."

The U.S. Secretary of State endorses Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to seek help from a foreign government to investigate President Trump’s political opponent

“We haven’t seen anything like this in my lifetime,’ said William A. Galston, a senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution...’He appears to be daring the rest of the political system to stop him — and if it doesn’t, he’ll go further.”

Should American men and women be sent to die to defend the murderous Saudi regime? Our editorial examines the flimsy strategic rationale.

The Alaska Republican Party has become the latest state GOP to cancel its 2020 presidential primary in support of President Trump

Facebook Shruggingly Admits It's a Tool for Propagandists

Portland police shoving their way through a group of peaceful young protesters to get to the only black teens in sight

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation. "Why didn't the FBI pursue tip-line leads and interview witnesses? As a US attorney, I wouldn't have made charging decisions on such cursory work."

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

"Rudy Giuliani should have no role in this scenario. He’s a civilian. He’s a personal lawyer of the president of the United States. He shouldn’t be going out to foreign governments representing our government." - Fmr. CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez

Official death toll in The Bahamas is 52. 1300 missing. They are going to need recovery volunteers and counselors because it's hard to do this type of work when it's your own community. Possible, but unlikely more survivors will be found.

These are the leaders in history who used the phrase "the enemy of the people": Stalin Hitler Mao Chavez Mugabe Trump It was too extreme for the later Soviets. In 1956, Khrushchev retired the term, saying it was just aimed at annihilating those who disagreed with Stalin.

Howdy @Twitter @TwitterSupport -- Do you have an official policy on false/altered screenshots of tweets? Becoming common usage, for inflating importance (below) & malign use, especially by a specific subset of Twitter. This is probably something to delineate before 2020 cycle

remember this? "Israeli spies, Ukrainian honey traps: The dirty tricks used by Cambridge Analytica, the firm behind Facebook data breach"

Asia’s Haze Is a Danger for Everyone Plantation fires in Indonesia are becoming a global crisis. They need a global response.

UK will respect Supreme Court ruling on suspension of parliament: Foreign minister

This is how Chinese espionage operates. Source: FBI

The FBI is offering rewards of up to $15,000 in the search for culprits in arson attacks at 3 Catholic churches in El Paso that largely serve Hispanics and migrants.

Every single tweet attacking Nancy Pelosi should be attacking Mitch McConnell.

Greta Thunberg in NYC at the #GlobalClimateStrike on Friday: "...Some people say we should study to become climate scientists or politicians, so that we can, in the future, solve the climate crisis. But by then, it will be too late. We need to do this now."

Remember when the GOP pretended Hillary’s emails were a national security threat and the media took the bait and reported on it nonstop and then Ivanka got caught using personal email for gov’t biz and literally no one Republican said a word BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER A REAL CONCERN?

"I'm afraid all We've Done is Awaken a Sleeping Giant"

Russians’ real incomes keep dropping: In the first half of 2019, they went down 1.3% year on year. If this isn’t a case for unleashing more spending, it’s hard to say what would be

BREAKING: British intelligence believes that former Palm Beach police officer John Mark Dougan (who fled to Russia) may have kompromat on Jeffrey Epstein associates.

Pence motorcade drew attention on Mackinac, a Michigan island with a century-old car ban. “When President Gerald Ford visited the island in 1975—the only sitting president to make such a visit—he and 1st lady Betty Ford traveled by horse-drawn carriage,”

At $28 billion so far, the farm rescue is more than twice as expensive as the 2009 bailout of Detroit’s Big Three automakers, which cost taxpayers $12 billion

Solar and wind can now supply more power to America’s grid than coal. This is where clean energy goes next

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What are Chinese police doing in Serbia?

The Trump administration’s moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act have companies cashing in

Iran to present plan for Gulf security at U.N. General Assembly this week

Beautiful day for a March!!!

Why is Joe Kennedy trying to oust a fellow Democrat?

Trump and his lawyer Giuliani pressed for dirt on Biden in Ukraine even though prosecutors there have no evidence of wrongdoing

An op-ed from Ukrainian politician Serhiy Leshchenko: Why is Rudy Giuliani trying to drag my country’s president into Trump’s reelection campaign?

Dismember a Washington Post columnist with a bone saw, get US military backup for your oil fields.

A landlord threatened to call ICE on their tenant. And was just fined $17,000 for that. Likely "the first case in the country where an individual was fined for threatening to call immigration authorities."

Ivanka and Jared arrived at Hotel de Russie for the meal with Wendi Deng Murdoch and a Secret Service agent

Russia's state TV is eating up Trump's mess like candy, arguing that the White House is not only indifferent towards Ukraine's plight, but believes that Ukraine is "occupying Russia's territory," emphasizing that the only thing Trump wants from Ukraine is the Biden investigation.

Ukraine President gets a $140 million tip for sayin’ everything is cool.

MI6 believes Russia can link Prince Andrew to Jeffrey Epstein abuse.

Multiple reasons for Trump's side to freak out a/b the whistleblower (WB) 1 News momentum is accelerating 2 WB is on offense w/ legal firepower 3 Rudy's routine was ridiculed 4 Evidence is strong. Prob transcripts 5 WB prob set to go to Congress- circumventing DNI refusal to help

For anyone who didn’t agree with Stalin, he would call them the “Enemy of the People.” This phrase alone resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, showing how dangerous this phrase is. When tRump uses this phrase, he really is inviting barbarism.

For more context, @Leshchenkos is a former Ukrainian MP and former investigative journalist, elected into office after the Revolution of Dignity. He is offering to testify before the US Congress. @SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @RepEliotEngel should invite him to do

Ukrainian leaders feel trapped between warring Washington factions

Yesterday, Trump said he knew all his phone calls were monitored. Today, he pushes this bullshit, and his followers will be too dumb to notice.

No one is more important to the Jeffrey #Epstein story than #GhislaineMaxwell. Listen to "Lady Ghislaine" on #BrokenPod

Not a joke, #TeamJoe is strong in Iowa.

Orlando police arrested a six-year-old Black girl for "throwing a tantrum" in her first-grade class. The cops handcuffed her, put her in the back of a police car and took her to a juvenile detention facility where they fingerprinted her and took a mugshot.

Going to re-up this account of Khashoggi’s murder, as the US announces plans to send troops and materiel to defend Saudi Arabia

Elizabeth Warren leads Register’s Iowa Poll for the first time, besting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

“Not for the first time, President Trump has revealed the fragility of this country’s democratic system. Three years into his presidency, the evidence of a weakened system is all around. It has happened in plain sight”

For the first time in human history, one generation is begging another to leave them an inhabitable planet. Think about that. Seriously.

Fact check: The ⁦@nytimes⁩ makes plenty of money. Also has more readers than anytime in history. In case anyone tells you differently.

"Kyiv may have said 'no,' but Trump’s personal lawyer has opened the floodgates for other governments to follow the president’s bidding and investigate and throw dirt on his rivals,"

Keep in mind that #Ukraine is in a no-win situation, it risks alienating either the current or the future U.S. administration. Their future is very dependent upon continued, bipartisan US support. This is a great situation for Moscow, a tough one for Kyiv.

Yeah, the guy whose country is being occupied by Russia and desperately needs the military aid that you’ve threatened to withhold is totally going to let his foreign minister drag you in public. Let the whistleblower complaint go to Congress if you’re vindicated.

Giuliani was working in Ukraine 2017-18. In April 2018, he joins Trump’s legal team. In May 2018 Ukraine stops cooperating with Mueller investigation

U.S. 'smart' bombs will be built in Saudi Arabia under Trump arms deal

Saudi Arabia is not a NATO ally and we’re not responsible for their defense. This escalation moves us closer to an unnecessary war on behalf of a country that must address its human rights abuses and its arming of terrorists.